I took a big gamble in 2011 by trying to change my career path. I quit a job and an industry that I did not enjoy to take an internship in a field I think I will enjoy more. I’ll see how that bet pays in 2012 as I finish my MBA and try to restart my professional career. That was my big storyline of 2011 and will be again in 2012.
Here’s a list of things I enjoyed in 2011:
Auburn winning the National Championship
A trip to Washington D.C with the brothers__t
My sixth Bonnaroo music festival and first where I didn’t stay in a tent
A great day trip up to TN for some white water rafting
Dr. Power’s International Marketing course
Going to California for my best childhood friend’s wedding
Launching the Birmingham Lunch Club blog with friends and realizing I’m not a very good writer or eater
Freaking out when I ran into Steve Martin in an art museum but being too chickenshit to bother him
Dan Uggla’s improbable hitting streak
Seeing My Morning Jacket 3 times
Reading The Hobbit for the first time and then realizing it was a kid’s book.
Seeing Casablanca for the first time at the beautiful Alabama Theatre
The birth and evolution of a Game Night with my friends
Winning the 2011 Death Pool
Going to the Hangout Music Festival and finally seeing Paul Simon
Meeting Taylor Swift in a very contrived way and acting like it wasn’t.
This is Happening, The Big Short, Bridesmaids, Moneyball, X-Men: First Class, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Whole Love….